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KCSMMHZ
Dec 21, 2012 2:30pm PST
and the european union in focus as vladimir putin plays -- pays a visit to brussels. >> and today is the start of a new era according to the ancient mayan calendar and the old one draws to an end. in egypt, the final round of a national referendum on the countries' disputed new constitution is set to start on saturday morning. most observers expect the constitution to be approved. unofficial results from the first round of voting last week showed 57% in favor of the document. >> critics say the constitution is to islamist-based and ignores the rights of women and minorities in the country. in the run-up to the vote, opponents and supporters of morsi clashed again on friday. >> "our souls and our blood we sacrifice to islam," they chanted in alexandria. thousands of muslim brotherhood supporters rallied in the city ahead of the voting on egypt's referendum on the proposed constitution. >> my message to the egyptian people is saying yes to stability. production needs to start moving. economic reform will jump-start political reform, not the other way around. >> opponents of the constitution were
PBS
Dec 23, 2012 3:30pm PST
's see what conac has given us. the biggest winner of 2012 vladimir putin. he overcame massive opposition protests, maneuvered through constitutional loopholes, served as president, then prime minister. and then when re-elected as president again of planet earth's biggest nation, russia. vladimir putin biggest winner of 2012. >> "biggest loser," pat? >> general david petraeus. cia most famous general of his generation caught in a honey trap and kwon. >> the nra national rifle association which has no answer to why americans should be allowed to buy and possess assault weapons with rounds they can shoot off and kill little children. >> mark. >> the 23 million americans who remain out of work and have been out of work for a long period of time. >> seldom aidle son who backed candidates with millions of dollars, including mitt romney, and though lost. >> how many millions? >> all total? >> five or something? i think it's in the neighborhood of the 70s. >> yeah. >> right. he is moving along. the biggest loser of 2012 lance armstrong for using performance-enhancing drugs. armstrong was strippe
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
vladimir putin has warned against foreign intervention in russian politics a. in its first speech to parliament, he also said russia needed to reverse its population decline or fall apart. daniel sandford reports. [speaking russian] >> showing few signs of recent back problems, vladimir putin strolled into one of the great halls of the kremlin for a speech that cements a new era of his leadership, and he suggests head upon the need to address russian population decline, a loss of more than 7 million people in just 20 years. >> of russia wants to be sovereign and power, there needs to be more of us, and we need to be better. >> this has been a difficult year for him with hundred thousand -- with hundreds of thousands of protesters taking to the streets to challenge his leadership, and he accused the opposition of being funded from overseas. >> foreign interference in russian politics is unacceptable, whether it is direct or indirect. those who get foreign funding for activities cannot be funded in russia. >> although vladimir putin won comfortably in this year's elections, this was
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
hypothermia related deaths last winter. >>> russian prime minister vladimir putin signed a bill yesterday banning americans from adopting russian children. many families were close to welcoming children intoer that homes. >> reporter: russian prime minister vladimir putin made the ban official friday mornings signing the bill it prevent american families from adopting russian orphans. it's break the hearts of american couples. many of the children have special needs. brit and jamie were trying to adoesn't a russian baby with down syndrome. >> it's really unbelievable that that's the place you're at. i moan, this little boy we consider one of our children already. >> reporter: the slaw in retaliation for a law that calls for sanctions. some argued it victimizes children just to make a political point. she arrived in the u.s. in 1992. she is the first peab beburn in moscow to be adopted by an american family. >> it makes me feel good that i have a family here. >> reporter: americans have adopted over 60,000 russian children in the last 0 years but russian officials point to the 19 children
LINKTV
Dec 20, 2012 5:30am PST
once a year to speak to president vladimir putin. it is all happening in moscow. human rights watch says is really attacks in gaza violated international laws. the attacks killed two cameramen and wounded 10 other people. the group says these were unlawful attacks on journalists and media facilities during the november 2012 fighting. iraq's president has arrived in germany for further treatment after having a stroke them that he was taken to hospital monday night but doctors have reported the stabilized him. he has had a series of health problems in recent years. a shake-up at the u.s. state department. who is out of a job following the findings of a security investigation. women using technology to build their business. the those headlines in just a moment. >> it is a very unsettled picture across europe. we have this area of low pressure. this frontal system giving some torrential rainfall. and improvement here but on the forward edge of this frontal system there is likely to be some snow extending down toward the alpine region. some shower weather for the u.k. and much of france,
KCSMMHZ
Dec 20, 2012 2:30pm PST
into the country. >> adjusting the conflict, vladimir putin said any solution must ensure president assad's forces and his opponents do not simply swap roles and fight on forever. he called instead for a negotiating transition. and the comments came as putin held his traditional end of your q&a session with more than 1000 journalists. it was a wide-ranging and long discussion that touched on subjects including kremlin's domestic and foreign policy. >> the russian president appeared to have a slight limp, but he was as combative as ever. journalist asked him about relations with the assad regime in syria. >> we are not concerned with assad's fate. we are very aware what is going on there. his family has been in power for 40 years. sharp change is needed, but we do not want the opposition to take power and start a battle with members of the old regime. it just goes on forever. them putin also address u.s. criticism of moscow's security and human rights policies in response to news that a court had reduced the jail sentence of one of putin poses strongest critics. the president said that the case was
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
has approved a measure to ban americans from adopting russian children. now president vladimir putin is debating whether to sign it. the bill is in response to a new u.s. law calling for sanctions for russia found to have violated human rights 46 children about to be adopted by u.s. citizens will stay in russia, if the bill is signed. >>> president obama is cutting short his holiday to resume fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to go into effect january. the first lady and the couple's two daughters will remain in hawaii for another 10 days. >>> for the first time starbucks' employees are being asked to write other than names on cups. the chain is asking employees in washington, d.c. to scribble the words "come together." as a message to lawmakers to settle the fiscal cliff. >> some spots blue skies, some parts grey clouds. >> interesting the colors you will see out there rainbow colors out there an
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
is and when it will get to your neighborhood. >>> russian president vladimir putin signs a new bill that affects many u.s. parents hoping to adopt. >>> the college student who got a restraining order against her parents. why she says, they >>> russia's president has made it official, it is now illegal for americans to adopt children from russia. vladimir putin signed the bill banning the adoptions earlier this morning. the law also stops dozens of adoptions currently underway. americans have adopted more than 60,000 russian children. the ban is believed to be in retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions against russian officials who violate human rights. >>> now explosive family feud. 21-year-old music theater major has filed a restraining order against her parents for stalking her. automobile bring ireland says she took legal -- legal action against her parents after realizing they installed monitoring software on her computer and phone she said it made her feel like a dog with a collar. >> mom has always been overly involved and i would have to get on skype all the time
KOFY
Dec 26, 2012 11:30am PST
by american parents. the decision facing president vladimir putin that could affect hundreds of families. >>> the "los angeles times" has published thousands of files if the boy souths of america detailed allegations of sexual abuse by employees and volunteers including alleged incidents that happened between 1985 and 1991, the scouts kept many files private, until now. the alleged abusers include doctors, teachers and priests. in 2010 the organization mandated that any suspected abuse be reported to police. we have a link to the database on abc7news.com. look under see it on tv >> russia's parliament has approved a measure to ban americans from adopting russian children. now president vladimir putin is debating whether to sign it. the bill is in response to a new u.s. law calling for sanctions for russia found to have violated human rights 46 children about to be adopted by u.s. citizens will stay in russia, if the bill is signed. >>> president obama is cutting short his holiday to resume fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-ey
KOFY
Dec 28, 2012 11:30am PST
children from russia. vladimir putin signed the bill banning the adoptions earlier this morning. the law also stops dozens of adoptions currently underway. americans have adopted more than 60,000 russian children. the ban is believed to be in retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions against russian officials who violate human rights. >>> now explosive family feud. 21-year-old music theater major has filed a restraining order against her parents for stalking her. automobile bring ireland says she took legal -- legal action against her parents after realizing they installed monitoring software on her computer and phone she said it made her feel like a dog with a collar. >> mom has always been overly involved and i would have to get on skype all the time and show them i was in my dorm room there were nights i had to leave myscape on all night and my mom would watch me sleep. >> she claims her parents have been diagnosed with co-dependency disorder. they say their daughter is a good actor catered to all her life. >>> china has passed a new law requiring peep to visit their parents
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
following this. >> in the past couple of minutes we have learned that russian president vladimir putin has signed the bill banning the american adoption of russian children. this just crossed the associated press wire. four minutes ago. we know that this law will go into effect on new year's day and would include a ban on adoptions that are already in progress. this move is seen largely as a retaliation against the u.s. rights sanctions signed into law by president barack obama earlier this year. once again, russian president vladimir putin signed the law and it will go into effect next week. a couple of days. a story we have been falling for several weeks now. any new developments including any statements, we will be sure to pass those along. back to you. >> here in the jacqui jeras weather center. -- in the weather center with jacqui jeras. a nice break -- today not so bad? >> less than 24 hours to get your traveling done, so do it now. a little bit chilly -- 37 at reagan national. 34 in frederick. you can talk about five degrees -- you can take five degrees off the thermometer, that is
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 4:15am EST
is one of vladimir putin's chief opponents. she's 35, about five feet two and a thick collar in the book, she's napoleon without the complex. these are remarkable people really take incredible risk, but they do it wisely. that's the thing that's so incredible if they're actually very pragmatic and looking at the risk and they take chances when they fail, but the mistake we made do in their struggle from afar as we think the story ends with their failure. even when they are failing, they're going back at reviving the notes. they're looking at what they did and say okay, what did we do wrong here? how we do it differently next time? it's that type of learning. my book is called "the dictator's learning curve." it could also be called democracies advocate warning rule. but it did are scarier that makes you want to buy the book him as we focus on that, but the struggle between both. >> you talked about russia and the books first chapters about russia and vladimir putin's regime. i found another silly fascinating. i don't follow russian affairs particularly closely know is regarded putin is a
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 12:45am EST
people, bangladesh has more. so vladimir putin sent up near imperialism on the deepak geographical and security and that's how we should understand not as a madman hour to totalitarian but it's a very traditional autocrat. >> one of the interesting hinges of this book is your discussion about the fall of the berlin wall, and if i read it right, you say that it may appear optimists. it made us to convinced that himeno agencies our system of democracy, system of free markets would have the transforming power. >> talk about that and take that story through the 1980's and into the 90's. >> the fall of the berlin wall eliminated constraints. we thought because we can get to the red army out of eastern europe it suddenly with a transforming effect in the middle east and sub-saharan africa that the world would not open, it would be open for democracy. democracy would come in all those places but it would be a long time who and certain stories hit. this was the genesis for the book. i saw how the u.s. military particularly the air force defeated geography in the balkans. it turns out the a
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
well we have done with the productivity in 50 years. >> number two now. in russian. vladimir putin signed a bill today that been as americans from adopting russian children. what is this about? >> response to the magninsky act won by americabe by congress signed by the president which would narrowly, narrowly written. a russian reformer exposed corruption of $230 billion or something like that in the russian government. what the act would do and then he was in prison. basically murdered. deny visas to officials who were involved in the murder and other human rights violations. stop them from using any of the overseas assets. get a petty response from vladimir putin who tries to act like a big man who is going to lead russia back to the glory days. this is petty and silly. should be seen that way. >> doug: fascinating to me to read the russian perspective on this. they wrote today over the past ten years four times more children died in the u.s. in domestic violence than soldiers in iraq or afghanistan in the war. this is worst death rate in developed world. the myth that adopted ch
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
. >>> russian president vladimir putin today signed in to law a bill that bans adoptions of russian orphans by americans. over the last two decades, tens of thousands of russian children adopted to parents in this country, more than any other country but that will come to an end. nbc's michelle kaczynski has more on that. ♪ >> reporter: like any proud parents, americans posting their stories of adopting russian children, showing their happiness on the internet. >> so we're leaving. >> reporter: ann and curt from atlanta rushed in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you have gotten to be a big boy. >> with a headful of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> reporter: a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> a million pieces of paper. it's -- you laugh about it but it is quite an intensive process. >> reporter: now, at home, ben just turned 7. very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> reporter: celebrating the holidays. last christmas aadopted a second russian child and prepared to work through the sticky wheels of bureaucracy again
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
. out now. >>> this just in to the fox 5 newsroom. russian president vladimir putin has signed a bill that bars americans from adopting russian children. we've been following this story and beth parker has more on the impact now here at home. >> reporter: tatiana mcfadden is a three time gold medalist sprinter in the paralimpics. she was adopted in 1994. >> i was adopted age six. no russian family wanted to adopt me. >> a woman from howard county maryland rescued her from that orphanage. >> i saw her and i looked at her and i said that is going to be my mom. >> reporter: years later, they are devastated that russian president vladimir putin says he plans to sign a bill that would ban americans from adopting children from russia. >> reporter: the move has prompted criticism in russia. >> the children are used as pawns. it is really unfair to them. >> reporter: tatiana and her cousin came here to the russian embassy in d.c. on wednesday. they wand to deliver a letter and a petition. it was signed by 7,000 americans and 100,000 russians. she says they got a chilly reception. >> we waited
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
to defend his friend susan rice. is he perpetuating his own administration's line? later, vladimir putin moved despite the united states. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs - each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep number stor
CNBC
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
and vladimir putin signed bill banning adoptions by americans starting january 1st. it's likely 46 children who were to be adopted in the u.s. will have to remain in russia. on average about 900 children get adopted each year by americans in the soviet union, excuse me, from russia and there's been no formal response from the white house on this. here is former pentagon adviser michael rubin. >> thanks for having me, michelle. >> what should the white house do in response to this? >> ultimately, what with will have to be inspected and considered is the whole nature of the reset policy. if we trace the beginnings of this crisis back it actually started with the white house reaching out to vladimir putin to russia in supporting russia's accession to the world trade organization. the amendment which had govern the a lot of u.s.-russian/soviet relations going back to the 1970s had to be replaced. it was replaced in congress by the act which set russia's worst human viets violators there should be consequences when it comes to getting visas. vladimir mute indecided to lash out to the united states b
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm PST
to set up her administration this week. >>> russian president vladimir putin spends christmas eve in india, and he sees the chance to sign billions of dollars worth in trade and defense deals. putin met indian prime minister singh in new delhi. they agreed on a deal for india to purchase components of fighter jets to assemble. they also agreed to set up a $2 billion fund to set up joint trade and economic projects. they decided to add two nuclear reactors to southern india. but they reportedly failed to agree on terms of compensation in the event of an accident. >>> wrestling fans turned out >>> some people will line up for the smell of baked goods. developers are offering them a machine that can replicate the handy work. >> reporter: japanese consumers loved stuffed bred especially sweet read bean buns. this factory churns out 1300 buns day. breds like these are usually made by hand. dough contains live yeast. if it isn't handled with care the final product could lose the soft fluffy texture customers love. this year the factory started using this new machine. it can reproduce th
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
merkel and vladimir putin drinking at two and 3. also making the list, bill gates. and pope benedict -- who is now on twitter. and by the way, mr. facebook is not on the list. >> really? >> he dropped off. >> i wonder if steve jobs would have made it? >> there is a lot of power there. the power of letting us know what is going to happen the next couple of days. >> up, down. up down. is a bumpy seven-day forecast in terms of temperatures. i think that is the best way to put it. you mentioned it is good weather for hockey. i want to take you to the rooftop camera. i zoomed in across the river. people are enjoying probably of their lunch breaks. it is actually good weather if you get outside and skates. the last few days, the ice was rather soft. but today, only 41. cooler air -- we do notd. it is very calm at this time. it is light and variable. then it ships southerly. 39 in martinsburg and papers were -- gaithersburg. chilly all across the board. compare that to this time yesterday? look. we are a good 15 degrees cooler now than we were at this time in washington. on average, we are
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
vladimir putin sign lad law today banning americans from adopting russian clish, a law some in maryland say it's heartbreaking and punishes nobody but the child. brian kuebler set down with one president. >> you may have heard of her, confined to a wheelchair because of spina bifida. she won three gold medals and a bronze in this year's paralympic games. she would never have reached that if not adopted by her mother debra. >> she decide not have a wheelchair. she crawled on the floor. her feet had atrophied behind her. she was very anemic. >> but being part of the family, she grew into the family both physically and socially. this is her at the russian orphanage, serving as an inspiration for the children and staff there. this is her trying to deliver a petition at the embassy, begging president putin not to sign the law which he did today, destroying the opportunity she had with an american family. her story powerful enough for inbound but the russian president. >> president putin has just nailed the lid in the coffin. shame on him. shame on him for saying here's an ultimatum. i'm angry at
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
it's from a hague signor. the action o vladimir putin was a shameful response to legislation overwhelmingly adopted by this congress that targets russian officials engaged in human rights abuses, specifically those regarding sergei magnitzky, who was a russian lawyer killed in prison after having uncovered mass i government corruption including senior officials in putin's regime. instead of persecuting those criminals, he has cruelly chose ton target russian orphans by banning adoptions by americans. tens of thousands of russian children have been adopted by families in this country who have been given these -- who have given these innocents the love and protection they otherwise likely would never have known. now countless numbers may be condemned to challengic drive -- to tragic lives, knowingly sacrificed by vladimir putin in a sickening effort to show the world how tough he is. is there any additional proof needed of this despicable nature of this man and his regime? i call on president obama to tell putin the u.s. cannot and will not engage in a business-as-usual relatio
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
. president vladimir putin has signed a new law banning those adoptions, leaving shocked adults and children wondering what will happen next. here is nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: cindy and dennis boyer were weeks away from adopting baby adeline. they met the almost 2-year-old recently as they visited her russian orphanage. but now vladimir putin has signed a law that despite mounds of paperwork and thousands of dollars already spent, all the more than 1,500 adoptions currently under way and any future adoptions are permanently cancelled. >> she's for a home, ready for a family, ready to be loved. >> reporter: why the new adoption law signed so publicly? russian authorities say some of the adopted have been abused or died. one unruly boy was even sent back on a plane alone to russia. also at play here say u.s. experts, retaliation. a visa ban on russian officials accused of human rights violations. >> they're retaliating by holding hostage orphans that otherwise would have homes in the united states. >> reporter: the state department says we deeply regret russia's decision. >> i would as
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 9:20am EST
>>> russian president vladimir putin signs a order banning americans from adopting russian children and denies the children for a chance to live in america and the love of parents. and a slap in the face of president obama. and remember when there was a reset button to signify resetting and establishing the relationship between the two countries and the president whispered that he would have more flexibility in his second term. what happened? now, mr. putin bans american adoptions because america has criticized russia's cuban rights, oh, dear. the senate is in session, and the house will return late sunday and top lawmakers meet today at the white house. they've had months to reach a deal and still, there has been no deal and there's no negotiatable plan on the table. their failure to do their jobs, that's my opinion. if it was you or me we'd likely be fired by now. rick newman from u.s. world and news report is here. look, i've had it up to here with this. i think our viewers do, too, share this outrage? >> yeah, i think i'll have a meeting whether i'll do my job or not. stuart: re
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am PST
against vladimir putin are sent to jail for hooliganism. inciting worldwide protest and demand for the release. rupert murdoch launches into the successor role of news of the world. president bashar al-assad and a cease-fire agreement, negotiated by former u.n. secretary. tens of thousands of people killed since march of last year. the death toll continues climbing almost daily. green on blue insider attacks increasing in afghanistan. one in 50 u.s. and international soldiers killed this year by their afghan partners. it is pop and circumstance for great britain's queen elizabeth ii. china becomes the third country behind the u.s. and russia to use successfully dock and land spacecraft. libya holding its first free election in six years. 2.7 million voters choosing a 200 member assembly, and they draft libya's constitution. after three of the country's power grid's collapse, they experienced the largest blackout in the world. 640 million people without power. london's 2012 summer olympic games proves to be a record-breaking sporting events. michael phelps becomes the most decor
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
of russian president vladimir putin's decision to sign a bill to block americans from adopting russian children and a video of a squarm bursting in a shopping mall. details on that story around the "news nation." [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too. and they all travel with you. anywhere in the country. join
KBCW
Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
that have been caught in an international political showdown. president vladimir putin plans to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. this was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law. it denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's tragic these children are potentially going to fall victim to senseless politics. >> reporter: the national council for adoption says with 700,000 russian orphans the kids are the ones caught in this political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their family already. they've introduced them via pictures and other methods to their siblings here in the united states. and it's really heartbreaking. >> reporter: a heartbreak that could become a reality that can do nothing but wait, watch and hope. >> we're the fong family. we want to provide a home to at least one boy from russia. and we have a home, we have a loving family. we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> reporter: in
KCSMMHZ
Dec 3, 2012 2:30pm PST
, to the afghan security force. >> thank you for talking to us. >> my pleasure. >> russian president vladimir putin has discussed the syrian conflict with turkish prime minister recep tayyip erdogan. the two leaders have often been at loggerheads over the fighting in syria. russia is one of damascus' key allies and turkey is one of its most vocal critics. >> just before the talk, shells landed in a syrian border town. in germany, chancellor angela merkel's christian democrats have begun meeting in hanover for a party conference looking ahead to next year's elections. >> merkel's party has been grappling with consensus -- contentious issues, including whether to give same-sex part ners the same privileges which married couples enjoy. and to reelect chancellor kohl as the next party chairman -- chancellor merkel as the party chair. what is in store for this congress? >> something like a coronation. angela merkel is expected to be announced as the candidate, with the -- with something like you expect to see in the chinese congress. she is expected to receive 90% backing or more. she remains germ
KCSMMHZ
Dec 6, 2012 2:30pm PST
chancellor angela merkel is in second place while russian president vladimir putin is in third. >> in the wake of the typhoon, the philippines is calling on united nations negotiators to do more about climate change and global warming. >> representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathered for a summit on the environment. they hope to find ways to lower emissions worldwide. >> but there are deep divisions, and many expect there will not be any results from the talks, which and tomorrow. >> dw spoke earlier to the head of the u.n. environment program and we asked him if anything at all could come out of this conference. >> we still have to give you a days ago, and i believe there will be a number of outcomes. the green climate fund, the kyoto protocol extension -- these are fundamental building blocks of an international climate process, but ever since copenhagen, we are pursuing a search for a new framework for global climate cooperation, and doha in itself will not deliver that. we should also recognize that these conferences have not provided us with a single framework, bu
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 2:30pm PST
in the project. >> it is a victory for russian president vladimir putin. they looked on as the first segments were welded together in western siberia. it is three weeks since bulgaria gave the go-ahead for the project. the last transit country to do so. >> this project has the political support of all partner countries. all have signed the contracts and taken their investment decisions. the pipeline will move huge amounts of gas. 63 billion cubic meters. >> that is how much gas sell stream is to move once it is completed by 2019. it is being routed from the black sea to italy and bypasses the current transit country, ukraine. moscow has argued with kiev over fees and gas prices for years. a feud that has often cut off gas supplies to western europe. >> south stream could soon make ukraine much more willing to compromise. kiev could even agree to some form of russian involvement in its pipeline system and its modernization. >> the launch of south stream gives it a head start. and this is supposed to reduce the you's dependence on russia and the dying gasp from central asia. in contrast, south
KCSMMHZ
Dec 24, 2012 2:30pm PST
in january. russian president vladimir putin is on a trip to delhi. >> they signed an arms deal said to be worth more than 200 million euro. they're buying more than 40 russian fighter jets. he said they're working on advanced weapons together with new delhi. >> the german chambers of industry and commerce a german exports could rise as much as 4% next year. they say there will be a substantial increase in demand for german-made products. "germany is the world's number two exporter and sales are helping keep the country out of a recession this year despite the turmoil facing several countries. >> it has been a quiet day in the markets. in the u.s., there was a half- day trading on wall street. >> a very quiet trading monday. ) three hours earlier than usual. they're waiting until the sun shines so they are waiting and hoping for better times in the coming months. the big topic remains the fiscal cliff. we don't know if we can avoid it, yes or no. there's still some hope for a kind of a deal done in the next few trading days, but all the talk about the fiscal cliff is keeping the mood
KCSMMHZ
Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
this week. >>> russian president vladimir putin spends christmas eve in india, and he sees the chance to sign billions of dollars worth in trade and defense deals. putin met indian prime minister singh in new delhi. they agreed on a deal for india to purchase components of fighter jets to assemble. they also agreed to set up a $2 billion fund to set up joint trade and economic projects. they decided to add two nuclear reactors to southern india. but they reportedly failed to agree on terms of compensation in the event of an accident. >>> wrestling fans turned out for events in pakistan earlier this month that pitted some of japan's strongest men against each other. professional wrestling used to be popular in pakistan and thousands showed up for the exhibition matches. behind the scenes is a long history between a japanese wrestling giant and a legendary local family. verk has the story. >> reporter: more than 20,000 people turned up to see this pro wrestling event. several wrestlers took to the ring. but there was no one better than strong man antonio noki. he may be 69 years old now
KCSMMHZ
Dec 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
final approval from parliament there. >> president vladimir putin has already hinted he will sign it. angry citizens gathered in front of parliament to protest. they say children should not become victims of politics. the ban 1 unanimous support in the upper house of parliament. moscow sees the bill of -- as retaliation. all of us have been to london know and love the city's uniquely spacious yet somewhat old-fashioned black cabs. they are as much a part of the british capital as the big ben on the tower bridge. >> no wonder then there was a huge outcry when back in october the company making those calves filed for bankruptcy. what's worse, the london taxi company had to recall a large number of the calves once renowned for their reliability. -- a large number of the tabs -- cabs once renowned for their reliability. >> not all the caps on the streets of the traditional black cabs and more. martin has driven a taxi in london for 18 years. he would rather not give his last name because he is not sure if he is willing to remain faithful to the london taxi company. >> i really don't know
KCSMMHZ
Dec 28, 2012 2:30pm PST
of a new law in russia that bars american citizens from adopting russian children. president vladimir putin has signed the law, which places new strains on bilateral relations. >> the new law comes in response to american legislation that withholds visas to russians accused of human rights violations and freezes their u.s. assets. >> most bills signed by president putin have not been subjected to so much public scrutiny, but the ban on americans adopting russian children is controversial, so putin's strategy is to appeal to russian patriotism. >> as far as i know from opinion polls, the vast majority of russian citizens have a negative opinion of foreigners adopting our children. russia can and must look after its own children. >> at the same time, a russian judge acquitted a former prison doctor. human rights activists say he is responsible for the death of a russian lawyer in 2009. the lawyer was imprisoned after accusing russian officials of the $230 million tax fraud. since his death, relations beween the u.s. and russia have increasingly soured, culminating in the adoption van -- ban.
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 4:30am PST
, big rig partially blocking the right lane. >>> 4:49. russian president vladimir putin just announced in the last hour he will sign a bill banning americans from adopting russian children. he said he doesn't see any reason not to sign the bill. putin says u.s. authorities deny russia access to children adopted from the country. d the law will deny many russian children the opportunity to get a family. unicef estimates there are 740,000 children without parents in russia. >>> do you use those companies that give a cash advance for a paycheck? >> if so, you may be getting some of that money back. >> health scare for a protected panda. we'll tell you what sent teams racing to its res >>> good morning thursday, 4:52. live look from mount sutro toward san francisco what do you not see? rain. that's only short-lived. tomorrow the rain moves back in. mike has more on when that is going to happen, coming up. >>> the u.s. department of commerce is due to release figures for new home sales. today's update for november will likely hold steady3íÑ,ç ift rise a bit, they predict 375,000 in new
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
. some stories making news this morning -- this just in -- russian president vladimir putin has signed a bill banning americans from adopting russian children. >>> scientists plan to study the dna of adam lanza, the 20-year-old who shot and killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut december 14th. they hope to find an abnormality that could possibly point to an inclination toward violence. >>> hillary clinton will return to work next week after the stomach flu and a concussion sidelined her for three weeks. >>> some good news for law enforcement. the number of police officers killed in 2012 fell by 23%. the first full year that two police safety programs were in effect. with just four days left until the end of the year. >>> next to the criminal world of dinosaur smugglers. a fossil dealer from florida admitted to sneaking stolen dinosaur bones into the u.s. the bones included a 70 million-year-old tyronnasaurus. >>> from the cute file, we have been tracking this panda from the san diego zoo. he tips the scales at 4 pounds. he had a little bit of fun, chewing on a
LINKTV
Dec 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
. vladimir putin also blamed the u.s. for poisoning relations, and he is backing a draft law that bans americans from adopting russian children. the united nations security council has unanimously opposed sending troops to north mali, but they also want talks on reunification before the african-led force goes in. more from the un. >> the united nations security council resolution was a final diplomatic hurdles for the member states to consider. they can now go about discussing ways to deal with the country. specific language in earlier drafts have been taken out. it gives a lot of leeway and freedom to discuss ways they can help. they have been given all necessary measures for military intervention, but there are many questions and doubts about what kind of force could go into mali, who will make up these troops, where are they going to come from, how are they going to be comprised. the united nations secretary general has said he does not think it should come from direct you in finding. he prefers direct contribution -- from direct un funding. he prefers direct contributions. they are
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
vladimir putin signs a law banning adoptions by americans. it is named after a russian toddler who died after being left in a hot car in virginia by his adoptive parents. >> of translator: as far as i know from the opinion polls, the vast majority of russians are negative about a the doing our children. we need to do it ourselves. >> reporter: but -- adopting our children. we need to do it ourselves. >> reporter: but the reality is only 18,000 russian families have expressed a desire to take in an orphan. the state department says it regrets this decision along with russia's new restrictions on civil society organizations that work with mile-per-hour partners. the adoption law is really believed -- american partners. the adoption law is really believed is in some way linked to other human rights violators from traveling to the states and freezes their assets. some say you can't link the two laws. translator: i think this law is absolutely outrageous and despicable. this is a law that punishes russian children for $230 million stolen by russian bureaucrats. >> reporter: this boy is
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